Scale Issues

Drawings smaller than A3 (11.7x16.5 in) size can comfortably be completed while you are seated at a desk; larger drawings should be made standing, with the paper attached to an easel or a wall. This will enable you to reach all parts of the drawn area without stretching, giving you full control over the marks you make, and also eliminate any distortion introduced by the low viewing perspective when drawing seated.

CORRECT PERSPECTiVE

Drawings of buildings are vulnerable to distortion caused by the working position. Created on an easel this large-scale drawing displays correct perspective.

DisToRTED pERspECTivE

If the finished drawing is viewed on a table, it seems to recede; when working seated, you will naturally compensate for this recession, creating distortion

If the finished drawing is viewed on a table, it seems to recede; when working seated, you will naturally compensate for this recession, creating distortion

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